Canterbury Junior Championships 2023 are under 20 age group chess tournaments held 2-3 September at Canterbury Chess Club, Christchurch.

Canterbury Junior Championships 2023

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Canterbury Junior Championships 2023

Canterbury Junior Championships 2023 are under 20 age group chess tournaments held from Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd September 2023 at Canterbury Chess Club, 9/27 Tyne Street, Addington, Christchurch.



Position Points Player
1st 5/5 Bill Li
2nd 3.5/5 Rudra Parthak
3rd 3/5 Charles Prebble
Under 14
Under 14 1st 3.5/5 Corby Allison
Under 14 and Open 1st Girl 2.5/5 Ritika Joseph
Under 14 2nd 3.5/5 Sriram Muthukumaran
Under 14 3rd 2/5 Shayan Samarawickrama
Under 12 and Under 10
Under 12 1st 4/5 Shihiran Samarawickrama
Under 12 2nd 3/5 Vidit Bhatt
Under 12 3rd 2/5 Raphael Serafico
Open Under 10 1st 5/5 Richard Jingjie Liu
Canterbury Under 10 and Under 10 Girl 1st 1/5 Shihara Samarawickrama

Vega Webpage View

Links to Vega Webpages for Under 20, Under 14, Under 12.

Entry Details

Entry Fees

$30 per player.

Entry Instructions

Enter using the online entry form.

Payment should be made by online banking to 03-0802-0093915-01 (account name is Canterbury Chess Club Inc) using the player’s name and ‘age group’ as the reference.

If paying by credit card (fees additional), please enter through Humanitix.

New Zealand chess players who participate in more than one NZCF rated event in a year must be a member of a chess club that is affiliated or associated with NZCF (New Zealand Chess Federation). The Mount Maunganui RSA Chess Club offers memberships that fulfill this requirement from just $15.

Event Information

Detailed information available in official website.


Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd September 2023


Canterbury Chess Club

9/27 Tyne Street, Addington, Christchurch.

Travel Arrangements


The Canterbury Junior Chess Championships are open to juniors under 20 at the start of the year.


5 round tournament using Swiss pairings (i.e. players are paired against other players on the same score where possible) so all players will usually play all rounds (if there is an odd number, one player each round will get a bye i.e. no game and 1 point).

In addition to the open section, the age groups will be run as separate sections, noting that the organisers reserve the right to combine age-adjacent sections with low numbers. Players may choose to play in the open section or the section for their age.

Players may take one half-point bye on Saturday (please indicate which round in the entry form).

The tournament will be officially rated by the New Zealand Chess Federation (NZCF) if possible.

Laws of Chess apply including notation (writing the moves down) – scoresheets and pens are provided.

Time Controls

60 minutes each player plus 30 seconds increment per move from move one.

Players not in the venue 30 minutes after a round’s start time will default that round and may be withdrawn from the tournament.


Start Time Day & Date
Check-in 9am Saturday 2nd September 2023
Players meeting 9.15am Saturday 2nd September 2023
Round 1 9.30am Saturday 2nd September 2023
Round 2 1pm Saturday 2nd September 2023
Round 3 5pm Saturday 2nd September 2023
Round 4 9am Sunday 3rd September 2023
Round 5 1pm Sunday 3rd September 2023

Prize giving after round 5 at approximately 4pm.


The highest-placed Canterbury junior will be the 2023 Canterbury Junior Chess Champion and the highest-placed girl will the 2023 Canterbury Junior Girls Chess Champion.

Titles will also be awarded in these age groups:

  • Under 16
  • Under 14
  • Under 12
  • Under 10


Players must be born on or after 1 January 2003 to play, and 2007/2009/2011/2013 respectively for the age groups.

Medals and certificates will be awarded to the highest-placed player and girls overall and in each age group for open and best girl.

There will be other prizes dependent on entries.


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Organised by Canterbury Chess Club

Chief Organiser: Craig Hall

Chief Arbiter: IA Craig Hall


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